Afghanistan and Iraq: Now, Sharing the Danger of IEDs

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

For soldiers in Afghanistan, the landscape is starting to look a lot like Iraq. There has been a marked increase in the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the last few weeks. At least 46 U.S. soldiers have been killed by the bombs so far this year. The military has said the IEDs in Afghanistan are less powerful and complex than those used in Iraq, but that they're becoming more common and more sophisticated with each week. For more, The Takeaway turns to Jeremy Binnie, senior analyst for terrorism and insurgency at Janes Information Group.


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